Canino, Laure lead young bloods in national pool tryout
Mark Escarlote on Jan 24, 2019 05:06 PM
Young and veteran players attended the first day of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. expansion tryouts for the national women's seniors and U-23 pool.
Promising young talents Angel Canino of UAAP high school champion De La Salle-Zobel and Eya Laure of University of Sto. Tomas led a good turnout of national women’s volleyball team hopefuls Thursday in the first day of tryouts at the Arellano University gym in Taft Avenue.
A total of 38 volleybelles heeded the call of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for a two-day expansion tryouts for the national women’s senior and U-23 pool.
Canino and Laure were among the young bloods who tried their luck to land a spot in the national squad that will participate in a number of major international competitions including the Asian U-23 Championships in Hanoi, Vietnam in July and the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host in November.
“Magiging maganda ang tryout kasi maraming mga batang dumating na competitive. Isa sa target namin dito ay sa U-23 yung mga magfi-fit doon and then mayroon din kaming nakikitang mga bata na pwedeng maging future sa national team,” said national team coach Shaq Delos Santos.
Canino, the reigning UAAP Girls MVP, will try her luck to represent the country for the first time while Laure hopes to make the cut for another tour of duty after suiting up for the juniors team.
Present in the tryouts were seniors mainstays Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Mika Reyes, Jia Morado, Denden Lazaro, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza, Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Remy Palma, Mylene Paat, Kim Kianna Dy, Cha Cruz, Ces Molina, Kim Fajardo and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas.
Also in attendance were Kyla Atienza, Kalei Mau, Ria Meneses, Jannine Navarro, Jerrili Malabanan, Celine Domingo, Angel Cayuna, Me-Anne Mendrez, Judith Abil, Kath Arado and Buding Duremdes .
The other U-23 aspirants were Alleiah Malaluan, Tanya Narciso, Justine Jazareno, Imee Hernandez, Camille Victoria, Bernadette Pepito, Janna Torres, Lyann De Guzman and Alexis Mines.